UPDATED: Flood alerts upgraded to warnings across Warrington

Flood alert for Fiddlers Ferry and Latchford

Flood alert for Fiddlers Ferry and Latchford

First published in News

HOMEOWNERS in parts of the town are being told to prepare for the risk of flooding.

The Environment Agency has upgraded flood alerts to flood warnings which means flooding is expected and immediate action is required.

The affected areas are

  • Howley - including the Riverside Retail Park, Wharf Street, Wharf Street industrial estate, Riverside Close, Parr Street, Cleeves Close, Harbord Street, Fairclough Avenue and Sutton Street.
  • Fiddlers Ferry - including the Sailing Club, The Ferry Tavern and Riverside Trading Estate.
  • Chester Road - between Brian Bevan Island and Arpley Railway Bridge and Arpley Road.

A flood alert has also been issued for the Mersey Estuary across Warrington. 

The warning comes as high tide hits the borough coupled with a day of relentless rainfall.

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11:58am Fri 14 Dec 12

deakodude says...

Just been on Enviroment Agency website and it says no warnings in place ?
I hope they are right and WG have it wrong.
Just been on Enviroment Agency website and it says no warnings in place ? I hope they are right and WG have it wrong. deakodude
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12:08pm Fri 14 Dec 12

ghostwriter says...

deakodude wrote:
Just been on Enviroment Agency website and it says no warnings in place ?
I hope they are right and WG have it wrong.
yes it does:

http://www.environme
nt-agency.gov.uk/hom
eandleisure/floods/3
4681.aspx?area=013WA
TME&page=1&type=Town
&term=warrington
[quote][p][bold]deakodude[/bold] wrote: Just been on Enviroment Agency website and it says no warnings in place ? I hope they are right and WG have it wrong.[/p][/quote]yes it does: http://www.environme nt-agency.gov.uk/hom eandleisure/floods/3 4681.aspx?area=013WA TME&page=1&type=Town &term=warrington ghostwriter
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12:12pm Fri 14 Dec 12

deakodude says...

Sorry I put my post code in and it does say I am not at flood alert,Kingsway North area.
Sorry I put my post code in and it does say I am not at flood alert,Kingsway North area. deakodude
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2:14pm Fri 14 Dec 12

ghostwriter says...

deakodude wrote:
Sorry I put my post code in and it does say I am not at flood alert,Kingsway North area.
no bother, just didnt want you to come home to unexpected surprise lol
[quote][p][bold]deakodude[/bold] wrote: Sorry I put my post code in and it does say I am not at flood alert,Kingsway North area.[/p][/quote]no bother, just didnt want you to come home to unexpected surprise lol ghostwriter
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2:55pm Fri 14 Dec 12

MikeJT says...

There is a general flood alert for the river Mersey estuary from Liverpool to Warrington but there are no warnings in place along this stretch of river.
There is a general flood alert for the river Mersey estuary from Liverpool to Warrington but there are no warnings in place along this stretch of river. MikeJT
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6:25pm Fri 14 Dec 12

Cock3dd says...

Any body been to look at riverside retail ?
Any body been to look at riverside retail ? Cock3dd
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11:16pm Fri 14 Dec 12

Knowmenot says...

We are off again. Flood alerts issued but no floods in this area since St John's School playing fields were flooded 20 odd years ago. A fiasco to get people panicing yet there is no notice of how we are to cope! Sandbags anyone?
We are off again. Flood alerts issued but no floods in this area since St John's School playing fields were flooded 20 odd years ago. A fiasco to get people panicing yet there is no notice of how we are to cope! Sandbags anyone? Knowmenot
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6:22am Sat 15 Dec 12

MikeJT says...

Warning for Chester Road and Riverside retail park but not for Knutsford Road. How many unqualified people have been saying that the new "defenses" on Knutsford Road will either increase the risk in these areas (around Bevan Island etc), or that they dont address the issues of the bank heights differences (ie Howley/Riverside)
Warning for Chester Road and Riverside retail park but not for Knutsford Road. How many unqualified people have been saying that the new "defenses" on Knutsford Road will either increase the risk in these areas (around Bevan Island etc), or that they dont address the issues of the bank heights differences (ie Howley/Riverside) MikeJT
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4:46pm Sat 15 Dec 12

WAFiver says...

Wouldn't it have been useful for WG to include links to the relevant warnings on the EA website?
Wouldn't it have been useful for WG to include links to the relevant warnings on the EA website? WAFiver
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9:03pm Sat 15 Dec 12

old-codger says...

They dont provide links, Just a pile of pop ups every time you sign in,
They dont provide links, Just a pile of pop ups every time you sign in, old-codger
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6:45am Sun 16 Dec 12

MikeJT says...

As of this morning (Sunday) warning is no longer in force http://www.environme
nt-agency.gov.uk/hom
eandleisure/floods/3
4681.aspx?area=013WA
TME&page=1&type=Regi
on&term=Northwest
As of this morning (Sunday) warning is no longer in force http://www.environme nt-agency.gov.uk/hom eandleisure/floods/3 4681.aspx?area=013WA TME&page=1&type=Regi on&term=Northwest MikeJT
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7:51am Mon 17 Dec 12

the dr who says...

Lets see if the WG will get someone to knock on everyone's door and tell everyone about it and make a cup of tea if you live near water then be prepared is all they are saying. You should know the links if your in that category.
Lets see if the WG will get someone to knock on everyone's door and tell everyone about it and make a cup of tea if you live near water then be prepared is all they are saying. You should know the links if your in that category. the dr who
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5:15pm Mon 17 Dec 12

HappyMisery says...

The Dr Who - surely you understand that as a news site, people expect to their news to appear here? Its certainly local companies advertise here. Its a centralised point for information. You could say "you should know the links" for any story written.
The Dr Who - surely you understand that as a news site, people expect to their news to appear here? Its certainly local companies advertise here. Its a centralised point for information. You could say "you should know the links" for any story written. HappyMisery
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